4H holds Farm Safety Day
by Alan Reed
Sep 26, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Randy Wade of the Trigg County Rescue Squad shows the students of Grade Four a tent equipped with ventillation and showers for use to decontaminate emergency personnel in event of a hazardous materials spill.  Wade was joined by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, the Cadiz Police, Pennyrile Electric and other groups to teach the students about safety on the farm.
Randy Wade of the Trigg County Rescue Squad shows the students of Grade Four a tent equipped with ventillation and showers for use to decontaminate emergency personnel in event of a hazardous materials spill. Wade was joined by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, the Cadiz Police, Pennyrile Electric and other groups to teach the students about safety on the farm.
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The field trip is the highlight of many a student’s life in school, but a trip to a farm filled with fire trucks, police cars, ATV’s and other adventures is a memorable day indeed. Last Thursday, 174 students in grade four attended the 4H Club’s Farm Safety day at the farm of Bill and Cyndi Mize.

“We have seven sessions for the kids,” said 4H Director Janeen Tramble. “We have teachers for hazardous materials, fire safety, farm equipment-including tractors and power take-offs, bikes, ATV Safety, electrical safety and storms. Our emphasis is safety everywhere. Even with ATV’s, one kid may not have one, but he or she probably knows kids who do. If they are not on farms, they probably have relatives, grandparents or friends that do. We teach them to be safe around farm equipment.”

Tramble added, “This is something we do every year for the fourth grade. 4H also starts in the fourth grade.”

Brandon Calhoun of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department spent the morning with members of his company, and a pumping engine on the farm. “With fire safety, we teach kids about escape routes and meeting places should they have a fire. Most of all we tell them that once they are out of the building, not to go back in.”

“We’ve done this about three or four years. It’s always fun, but I hope we help them out. Kids like it because we show them some of our equipment and what we use it for,” said Calhoun. “We want to make sure they have no questions about fires, or if they do, we give them the answer. If we tell kids about safety, they can go home and convince adults.”

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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